Originally Posted by michaelk
Depends on the age of your computer. If your computer can handle drives larger then 137GB then basically size is not a problem. Your computer is using 48LBA which has a limit of 144 petrabytes.
demidecode should provide some details on the number of ATA controllers. You can also find out the number from the output of the dmesg command.
I think I was able to collect the necessary info using dmesg . The following can be seen .
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 irq_stat 0x00400040, connection status changed irq 28
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 irq_stat 0x00400040, connection status changed irq 28
ata1: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
ata2: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
ata2.00: ATAPI: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560S, SX03, max UDMA/100, ATAPI AN
So , there are two interfaces in the system . and other interface has been used by CD-ROM . So , looks like there is no way to install a second hard drive .